Next donation drive is Sat., May 21

‘Thanks so much for the toiletries. We greatly appreciate and use them daily. It makes us feel special—like being at a hotel! God bless you all and keep you.’ – thank-you letter signed by nine guests at a local shelter who received Simple Needs GA Comfort Kits.

 

‘Thanks for all the help with my children’s birthdays! It brought them so much joy. My son wasn’t really going to get a good birthday this year due to financial issues. God bless all who made this possible!’ – mom of children helped by Simple Needs GA’s My Birthday Matters program.

Greetings, everyone!
Can you believe summer is almost here? It’s a perfect time to do a final round of spring-cleaning. You can bring gently used items to our monthly donation drive on Sat., May 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at our Marietta warehouse. Of course, you could also head to the store and pick up some new items for people in need as well. A great way to find out about specific needed items is to visit our SignUp Genius page. We have also updated our online list of needed items here.volunteer_final

We’ve been helping quite a few families with furniture and household items lately. We’re running low on kitchen and bath essentials, in particular.

Just email me at brenda@simpleneedsga.org to get the address for Saturday.

If you have a large piece of furniture, please email me about that as well so we can discuss the details (and please include photos).

Thanks for your help of people in need!

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About brhodes13

Brenda Rhodes (president, events committee) founded Simple Needs GA in June 2010. Over the past 16 years, she has volunteered her time with a host of nonprofit organizations in Cobb County and Metro Atlanta, including MUST Ministries, Good Mews Animal Foundation, Special Olympics, the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Hands on Atlanta and The Center for Family Resources. Brenda also contributes to the local missions teams and sings in the choir at First United Methodist Church of Marietta. In recognition of the thousands of hours she has spent volunteering, Brenda received the National Points of Light Award in both November 2007 and July 2010. She was the featured Hands on Network volunteer on MSNBC’s “Brewing Together” program in 2009. The prior year, she received both the Lifetime President’s Volunteer Service Award and the Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award. Brenda was Hands on Atlanta’s Premier Volunteer in 2004 and received her University’s Alumni Service Award in 1997. Previously an IBM team leader, Brenda was recognized in the YWCA of Northwest Georgia’s 2012 Tribute to Women of Excellence. www.linkedin.com/pub/brenda-rhodes/4/2b2/77

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